undernourished

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adjective un·der·nour·ished \ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\

Definition of undernourished

  1. 1 :  supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth

  2. 2 :  poorly supplied with vital elements or qualities <undernourished independent libraries>

undernourishment

play \-ˈnər-ish-mənt, -ˈnə-rish-\ noun

1910

First Known Use of undernourished

1910


UNDERNOURISHED Defined for English Language Learners

undernourished

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adjective un·der·nour·ished \ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\

Definition of undernourished for English Language Learners

  • : not getting enough food or not getting enough healthy food for good health and growth


UNDERNOURISHED Defined for Kids

undernourished

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adjective un·der·nour·ished \ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht\

Definition of undernourished for Students

  1. :  given too little food for proper health and growth


Medical Dictionary

undernourished

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adjective un·der·nour·ished \ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht\

Medical Definition of undernourished

  1. :  supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth

undernourishment

\-ˈnər-ish-mənt, -ˈnə-rish-\play noun


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